A Mixed Bag
We stayed in the studio for 7 nights. The location was fantastic!! The studio was immaculate, and fresh towels and coffee pods were provided every day for the first 4 or 5 days (but then that amenity was discontinued for some reason). The shower was very nice, and nice warm bathrobes were provided. While it was on a lively street, the studio itself was very quiet. Midweek we received a little gift of cheese and crackers. The host, Daniel, made some good suggestions about restaurants and sightseeing. There was a good Internet connection, television, etc. No complaints about the amenities.
But, be aware that this studio is TINY. The bedroom is crammed with a bed, a wardrobe, and a night stand. Not an inch of extra space. The kitchenette is crammed with HALF of a small table which barely had enough room for 2 plates. There were two Ikea-ish plastic kitchen chairs that were not particularly comfortable. If one person was sitting at the table, the entrance to the bathroom was partially blocked and there was insufficient room to easily access the sink or stove. My husband and I were literally tripping over each other in this studio, and after tiring days of sightseeing, we longed for a comfortable chair.
The other problem is that this was advertised as a first floor apartment. I guess in Europe first floor is not the same as ground floor. Our mistake to not have inquired further about this in advance. There is a steep, narrow stairway up to the apartment. Fortunately there is a railing on both sides of the stairs, but it was still difficult for my husband and me (age 55+) to maneuver on those stairs. Daniel brought our luggage up, and offered to bring them back down for checkout, but he never showed up.
So, this rental had both good and bad features, and I can only give it three stars.
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Owner's Response: We are thankful for the stay and for the feedback which we have read with great attention. We are sorry to hear that there was an incident with a guest having mixed experiences staying with us. We always aim to deliver quality housing in prime locations at an affordable price and we always value feedback to improve our service. On the basis these comments, we have immediately improved two points. We replaced the chairs with comfortable Philippe Starck designer chairs to further improve the comfort level. We have also created some extra space in the bedroom by removing one of the tables.
Concerning the luggage on the last day there seems to be a misunderstanding, as the guests made clear they did not want help on that. This service we offer all our guests, as we do like to help our travellers considering their long and tiresome travels.
We have 10 years of experience in renting this apartment out and feedback has been extremely positive, especially since we completely renovated last year with a designer kitchen, extra large rain shower and an outside green patio. The new ergonomically extra length beds and the flat screen tv and apple entrainment system has also been very well received.
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